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Allegiant Stock Slips after '60 Minutes' Examines Safety Record

17 April 2018, 06:39 | Melanie Burgess

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The CBS report updated reporting by the Tampa Bay Times, which said in 2015 that Allegiant planes were four more times than those of other US airlines to make an unplanned landing because of mechanical problems.

Passengers lined up for flights on Allegiant Air from Pittsburgh on Monday, and some were nervous after a CBS "60 Minutes" report on Sunday night. He called the report's conclusion "reasonable", but said the airline is safe, otherwise the FAA would shut it down.

Others, however, weren't concerned about the report. The five, who were interviewed on camera, detailed experiences ranging from disappointment to anger to trauma.

The "60 Minutes" report focused Allegiant's safety record and self-reported incidents, including problems with the McDonnell-Douglas MD-80, an older plane that has given the airline problems for years.

Passengers shouldn't worry too much if they fly one of Allegiant's newer planes, Weinkrantz said.

Our Scripps sister station in Las Vegas, KTNV, also reported on safety concerns in an extensive investigation two and a half years ago.

However, the airline did send customers a letter from its vice president of operation Captain Eric Gust which attacked the 60 Minutes report and defended Allegiant's safety record. Most flights out of Mesa are operated with Airbus aircraft. "We are confident that no other airline is under more scrutiny by the FAA than Allegiant".

The CBS report updated reporting by the Tampa Bay Times, which said in 2015 that Allegiant planes were four more times than those of other USA airlines to make an unplanned landing because of mechanical problems.

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"If you're in the airliner, it is landed and is filling up with smoke, I would not wait for the flight crew to tell you to evacuate", he said.

Currently, Allegiant is the only commercial airline providing service from the airport.

O'Neill says he has confidence in Allegiant Air.

The FAA also reported a sharp decline over the past three years in the number of issues experienced by Allegiant flights. "Allegiant complies with all FAA requirements and participates in numerous voluntary safety programs to ensure we operate at the highest possible standard".

Within hours of Sunday's piece, the Allegiant Airlines ticket counter at St. Pete-Clearwater was packed.

O'Neill says MD-80s haven't flown in and out of Phoenix-Mesa Gateway in more than a year after the airport underwent a full transition.

"One of the best ways to get attention for your cause as an airline pilot, is to talk about issues that might threaten safety and how the pilots are the only ones that are there protect you and how they need to be compensated as professionals", said Weinkrantz. The review didn't find "any systemic safety or regulatory problems", although it did identify "a number of less serious issues, which Allegiant addressed". None of those incidents led to enforcement action from the FAA.



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